Literary Nonfiction. Sports. Roger Federer is a modern obsession. He is one of those few athletes—like Muhammed Ali, or Usain Bolt—who has transcended his sport. His long career has seen him win the most Grand Slam singles titles of any man in history, while amassing untold wealth, and a heroic reputation. But why does Federer matter so much to so many people? In ROGER FEDERER: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST, Christopher Jackson considers Federer's place in philosophy, in history—and even in the history of aesthetics—to approach the meaning of the man. When you've finished this book, you'll never look at Federer—or at sport—in the same way again.
Christopher Jackson is a regular contributor to outlets such as Salon, The Hill, The Islamic Monthly, and Politics. Before becoming a freelance writer in 2015, he trained as a lawyer and as a journalist. He is the author of The Gallery (University of Salzburg), The Monkey Fragment (Originals Plus), The Fragile Democracy (Eyewear) and ROGER FEDERER: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST (Eyewear Publishing, 2017). Author City: LONDON UNK